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comment に vs で again: 前に vs 後で
@Ito My bad. Thanks.
Jul
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comment に vs で again: 前に vs 後で
You know, in a practical usage sense: people say 後で when they really want to emphasize that they are set on something's happening (i.e., 食べtた後でするから! -> "Jeeze! I said I'd do it after I eat!"). 後に is like a soft, polite way to say things. It's not like it's rarely said. It's actually said a lot because it sounds so sweet compared to 後で. For example: your friend says, "食べた後でテレビゲームをしましょうね?" -> "Maybe we should plan on playing a video game after dinner, huh? Pal? Buddy? Chap?"
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comment に vs で again: 前に vs 後で
It's true, に can be used with 後, but it has a different semantic meaning. If you use に, then there's a very ironic sense of uncertain clarity that something is going to happen. For example, you can use it to describe a dream: あたしの彼氏とハイキングするの後に滝の下に彼はあたしに申し込みにします! -> After I go hiking with my boyfriend, he's going to propose to me under the waterfall! :D
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answered に vs で again: 前に vs 後で
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comment What does 男前 mean when used to describe a woman?
It means like: 'so beautiful and graceful, like a perfect man'.
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comment The significance of 前 {まえ} in Japanese language and culture
I noticed you gave some feedback, so please let me know if that helped to explain what you felt you were missing.
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answered The significance of 前 {まえ} in Japanese language and culture
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comment What does 男前 mean when used to describe a woman?
It's like a man says: "Why are you so strong? I'm the man. Let me do it!" It makes a woman feel happy.
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comment What does 男前 mean when used to describe a woman?
Well, if you mean that Tedzuka, a man, is taking Satoshi's calls so that a woman won't be endangered by any info she obtains from Satoshi, then perhaps they used that word to call her strong. Japanese women appreciate being called 男前の女 because it means they can do everything a man can do and more, kind of. They are taught to do everything (work, clean, cook, etc.), even when it's beyond their means, and they are only supposed to stop when someone insists on doing their work for them. Though it could also be seen as an insult, more dutiful women are usually called that as a compliment.
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answered What does 男前 mean when used to describe a woman?
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comment What is a ダンディー?
You should also probably know that a woman would never call anyone but her boyfriend a dandy guy. You know, he's kind of a cool, sweet, strong, hero type.
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comment What is a ダンディー?
He's kind of like an old man (at LEAST 40) who is just a little too respectable, so it's okay for him to have a beard. This looks a LOT like a dandy: linguakonzept.de/Praxis/Wild%20West%20Heroes/heroes/…! :)
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comment What is a ダンディー?
A few of them. Think Dick Tracy. Part ホスト, but not so young. Think Elvis impersonator. Slick looking, but a little plain--everything except the hair, that is. Plain, but don't touch the hair! ;) Kind of a hybrid 50's slicker/plain clothes gentleman look. If you ask any Japanese woman what a ダンディー person is, they're going to say one of two things: a) "They only wear black and white," or b) "They're older than 50." It's because it's like a plain-clothes gentleman. The kind of guy who you couldn't imagine wearing a logo shirt, but maybe in the distant past he wore jeans and a white t.
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answered Particles: に vs. で